Year 13 pupil, Felix Beddow wanted to use his artistic skills to support Winchester's local homeless shelter. His design has been chosen for their annual Christmas card. Felix explains how he got involved:
"The collaboration came about when the Winchester Churches Nightshelter charity, unable to make use of the school's Community Service team due to COVID measures, asked whether we could make a contribution to their annual Christmas card campaign. Studying A-level art and already participating in the CS program, several boys were brought in to help make and package the most sellable and appropriate Christmas-themed artworks.
I wanted to set the wintery scene in a familiar and identifiably 'Winchester' setting. Choosing the Buttercross, bathed in warm light from the shopfronts I wanted to design both a pleasant and inviting scene, as well as beckoning the consideration of the difficulties of sleeping rough during the winter months and Christmas period."
The cards are available to purchase online and all proceeds will go towards helping people experiencing homelessness in the Winchester area.
21st September 2021
On the 24th of September 2021, 450 Winchester pupils and OWs will attempt to collectively replicate the impressive feat of George Mallory, aiming to run 2,500km en masse in the space of just a couple of hours, in tribute to the mountaineer, who embarked on his expedition one hundred years ago.
25th May 2021
Last weekend sixth form pupils led a 24 hour music festival, involving performers of all ages and raising over £5000 for charity. They entertained a small live audience as well as parents and friends, via a livestream of the entire event.
18th May 2021
Over the weekend of 22 - 23 May 2021, pupils will be performing in a 24-hour music festival, which they have organised to raise money for three chosen charities: Winchester Young Carers, NSPCC, and Stay at School Nepal. Over 50 boys and members of staff from different boarding houses and year groups will be performing in a non-stop concert, which will be live streamed to the school community.
22nd March 2021
Boys and dons aim to travel the equivalent distance to reach Samos, Greece to raise money for Médecins Sans Frontières.
1st February 2021
Thanks to the continued generosity of Winchester parents, the Umapad Food Programme in the Philippines continues to support those in desperate need to access education and food.
24th January 2021
The Head of College explains why, despite being an ineffective player himself, he is an ardent fan of Winkies for the team spirit it builds and the traditions it upholds.